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How to raise awareness and combat childhood obesity
By mobilizing to create programs
in schools that engage kids in
Schools with opportunities for all students to lead healthier lives
Thanks to funding from Action for Healthy Kids’ School Grants for Healthy Kids program, students at Wilkerson Elementary School in El Monte, Calif. benefit from Breakfast in the Classroom every school day. >>>
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Jean H. Ragalie, R.D., President of National Dairy Council and Secretary and Treasurer of Action for Healthy Kids' Board of Directors, shares the findings of a new report that reinforce the “Learning Connection”: the link between quality nutrition, including a nutritious breakfast, coupled with physical activity and improved academic performance.
- Freeman High School, a small school in rural Northeastern WA, needed to make big changes to its Junior Class Store to bring the store into compliance with the new Smart Snacks Standards. Teachers and students had been challenged in the past in their attempts earted attempts to introduce healthy products to the store and make sustainable changes. This time was different. The Nutrition Services Director worked collaboratively with the students to orchestrate taste tests, create a marketing campaign, and revamp the school store to make lasting, healthy changes.